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Thanks to Mike Hug ’80 for participating in this Q&A

Why did you join Kappa Sig as an undergraduate?   I joined Kappa Sigma to meet friends and have access to social events that were an essential break from the rigors of getting an education at Tech!

What are your funniest memories from your Kappa Sig days?  Gatoring at band parties!

 


What are your fondest memories?  I distinctly remember the late night conversations in the Lobby....we had answers to all of the world problems...or at least we thought we did!

How do you stay connected with your brothers as an alumnus? 
I stay connected mostly through sporting events, especially homecoming football games.

Have you visited Tech since graduation?  I’ve been back many times.  In addition to attending sporting events with friends and my sons, my firm has done a number of projects at Tech.  We designed the Beta Theta Pi house, Theta Chi house and are currently designing our chapter house.  We recently completed an evaluation of building sites for future Greek Housing for Tech's Campus Planning Department.  I am on campus regularly.

How would your life be different today if you had never joined Kappa Sig?
  I would not have met Linda, the mother of my two boys!  We met in the Lobby of the house in 1978, during FASET.  A couple of my brothers and I decided we needed to become orientation leaders in order to meet women at Tech before they were snatched up by other guys....the ratio of men to women at that time was 11 to 1!!

If you could go back and relive one moment from your Kappa Sig years, what would it be and why?  Air conditioning was a valued commodity in the chapter house and Room 5 was particularly uncomfortable since we were at the end of the trunk line.  I installed a fan over the AC register to encourage air flow into our room.  Someone (I believe it was either Mike Alexander ‘80 or Joe Bibler ‘82) in Room #4 heard our fan and stuffed a pillow in the duct totally cutting off our access to cold air!  If I could go back to that time, I would have used a quieter fan!

Where has life taken you since graduation? What's new in your life today?  After graduation in 1980, I got married and headed to the Univ. of Michigan to get my Master's degree.  I returned to Atlanta because I missed my family and the climate here.  I went to work for a large architectural firm and was given extraordinary responsibilities in the booming 1980's, culminating in being the design of a 28 story office building that can be seen from Grant Field.  I started my own firm in 1992, moved to Alpharetta in 1998 and have been single since 2003. I met Kerri (a huge Clemson fan, my main squeeze and tennis partner) three years ago.  Life has been good!

Who do you stay connected with in your alumni years?  I’ve stayed connected mostly with Tim Gilbert ‘78 and Kurt von Borries ‘80, but I have enjoyed time with many from my era at homecoming events.  This year was a particularly awesome event, with the well-attended tailgate across the street at O'Keefe.

Why would you encourage other brothers to engage with Kappa Sig in their alumni years?  We need to give back to the chapter where we gained much life experience and many memories!

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